2022 INFINITI Q50 vs. Its Competition

2022 Infiniti Q50
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Teutonic trifecta that is the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers something for every conceivable buyer—and sky-high prices to match.

These broad lineups start just below the Q50 but can climb toward six figures with serious underhood muscle, so shop accordingly.

The sublime Volvo S60 has svelte looks and lots of safety tech; don’t shop for a small luxury car without testing it out.

We love the Cadillac CT4’s styling and its powertrains are very good, though its interior takes some optional extras to feel special.

2022 Infiniti Q502022 INFINITI Q50Get Your Price2022 Audi A42022 Audi A4
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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class2022 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2021 BMW 3-Series (330e)2021 BMW 3-Series
2021 Cadillac CT42021 Cadillac CT42021 Volvo S602021 Volvo S60
Quick Specs
5.6
It may not be the freshest design, but the 2022 Infiniti Q50 rewards with good power and a decent value proposition.
6.8
The 2022 Audi A4 is light on styling personality but scores big for its tech and overall execution.
The 2022 Mercedes C-Class pares down its lineup and plumps up with lots of screens and mild-hybrid performance.
7.7
The flexible 2021 BMW 3-Series lineup offers something for everyone, so long as they’re not smitten with SUVs.
6.2
The 2021 Cadillac CT4 is well-equipped and fun to drive, making it a good small sedan choice.
7.7
The 2021 Volvo S60 puts power in balance with grace.
MSRP From     
$42,100$39,900$42,000$41,250$33,395$38,950
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
LUXE RWDPremium 40 TFSI quattroC 300 Sedan330i Sedan4-Door Sedan LuxuryT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/A4N/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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